After two consecutive cancellations in 2020 and 2021, organizers are finally planning for a return of the International Plowing Match this fall.
Despite uncertainty around future pandemic restrictions, the event is set to take place from Sept. 20-24 in Kemptville, North Grenville, on the former Kemptville College campus lands off County Road 44.
The IPM is North America’s largest agricultural event, held annually in Ontario. The first one was held over a century ago in 1913. This year’s 103rd IPM is estimated to bring in over 75,000 attendees from all over Canada and beyond.
The five-day event will feature livestock shows, horse and tractor plowing, artisans, antique displays, equipment and vehicle dealers, the RAM Rodeo Circuit and the Queen of the Furrow competition. The Tented City and RV park will also be making a comeback.
Entertainment performance submissions are being accepted until March 1. Volunteers are still needed to help with set up, parking, information booths, tickets, and more. Both application forms can be found on the IPM’s website.
The quilt competition judging and award presentation will take place from August 19-20 with a $10 entry fee. Quilt entry rules can be found on the website.
The IPM will host between 8,000 and 12,000 students for their school program. Details and registration are still being ironed out.
For more information visit www.plowingmatch.org/ipm2022